Supermonkeys is my good friend, She is the one and only non member rhino.
Here is a link to her Animal Jam Fiery blog post introducing herself.
She is a very good writer, and recently posted an article about beta times on Animal Jam Fiery that I'd like to show you.
What You Know is a Lie
Lately, people have been saying certain items are "beta".
See, beta, or β, has many uses.
The Beta AJ we all know and miss uses this definition:
"In computing the term 'beta' is used as (usually) the last pre-release in the Software release life cycle. " -Wikipedia
In Layman's terms, this means the game is tested before it's fully released to the public. This is why Beta AJ is so different and simple compared to AJ now.
If you go around town or such, you will hear, "oh, I traded for a beta green old blanket" or something like that. The term "beta" is used incorrectly.
Saying that a light green old blanket is beta would mean that blanket has more to offer. What, is it gonna wash your car when it comes out for sale again?
I believe people are meaning to say discontinued.
The light green tiara with a purple gem is discontinued, not beta.
As for the new blanket that everyone fawned over...
If you answered C) Not Beta, you win a trip to Hawaii!
Not; but still, thanks for playing!
Anyway, that was a leaked item, as in it was being tested in game, not unlike that pink and dark blue eyeball that that was sold before being replaced by re-skinned eyeballs.
When something is tested in game, that means it was being tested to see if it was alright and not buggy when released to the public. I can see if this is confused for beta, but the blanket was never intended to be released to the public.
I'm no official, so don't take my word for the eyeball or blanket, but don't go around saying you have a beta sock or a beta coffee cup.
If you have any comments or things like "is this
I'm grouchy, and I approve this message.
This is very true in my opinion! I agree that we should all start calling 'beta' items 'discontinued' items instead, and refer to 'beta times' as in the year or month such as: AJ October 2010 or so. When I was on AJ, hanging out with Supermonkeys I complimented her on the post, and she said, "Indeed. If you call an Item 'Beta' your really calling it a pre-released computer game!" Haha.
Ozma00 (Another one of my good friends) commented with another very true fact:
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She is saying how AJ vocabulary is quite off!
The dictionary.com definition for scamming is:
If you don't know what a swindle is, it is to cheat out of money or other assets.
So, this isn't completely wrong, but-
True facts about this scamming term:
- It is to make a quick profit
- It is a scheme
- It can or cannot raise confidence
- It is to cheat out of things
The things that are wrong with this definition on AJ:
- Scammers usually use their own sort-of rare items to get the scam
- In AJ 2010, scamming was 'easier' as I've been told, and almost everyone did so
- It's not necessarily a profit to scam as your reputation is awful when your a scammer
- Scamming nowadays is not quick at all, Since most people are aware of scammers
I hope you found this discussion/post interesting, since I know I did!
ps. I updated my 'about me' widget on the right hand sidebar!